Four Wildcats Pick Up Preseason All-Big 12 Accolades

Four Wildcats Pick Up Preseason All-Big 12 Accolades

Four Wildcats Pick Up Preseason All-Big 12 Accolades

He is also the first Jayhawk to be voted a unanimous selection for the Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team. Five Sooners, including Mayfield, are on the All-Big 12 Football Team - the most in the conference.

West Virginia University senior running back Justin Crawford has been named to the Big 12 Preseason All-Conference team, and redshirt junior quarterback Will Grier was named preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, selected by media representatives who cover the league. Smith started all 13 games in the 2016 season and tied for the fifth-most sacks in a year in Baylor history. In KU's 24-21 overtime victory, Armstrong notched 11 tackles, made 3.0 tackles behind the line-of-scrimmage and sacked the Longhorns quarterback twice to go along with a forced fumble and fumble recovery.

The Big 12 Championship Game resumes in 2017 after a six-year absence, and will feature the top two finishers in the final league standings.

The Big 12 named Kansas junior edge rusher Dorance Armstrong Jr. the preseason Defensive Player of the Year.

Big 12 Media Days start Monday in Frisco, Texas. Exclusive coverage from the event will also be available on the Big 12's digital platforms - Big12Sports.com.

Kansas State begins is 2017 season and seven-game home schedule with the ninth-annual K-State Family Reunion on Saturday, September 2, against Central Arkansas. Only three players were unanimous selections at their position, with Kansas defensive lineman Dorrance Armstrong, Oklahoma offensive lineman Orlando Brown and Oklahoma State receiver James Washington.

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